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Roughly 3 000 pharmaceutical products are used in human healthcare. Since a patient's body does not fully metabolise some of them, they are excreted and can end up in the environment, where they can impact aquatic life, and potentially human beings. EU-funded researchers investigated how much concern is warranted about anticancer drugs and antibiotics.
Published: 7 May 2015
An EU-funded project has accelerated the development of vaccines for diseases such as Lyme disease, malaria, tuberculosis, dengue, influenza, mumps, whooping cough, pneumonia, HIV, and two types of cancer. Their work could lead to new, more effective vaccines - potentially saving millions of people from disease.
Published: 25 March 2015
Published: 21 January 2015
The EU-funded project EPIFEMCARE is developing blood tests that could lead to the earlier detection of ovarian and breast cancers, fewer over-diagnoses of breast cancer and improved personalised care.
Published: 29 October 2014
Published: 29 August 2014
Published: 12 August 2014
Cancer drugs save lives, but they are highly toxic. Using the right amounts is crucial. EU-funded research focusing on doxorubicin, one of the main drugs used in chemotherapy, has generated new knowledge that will help to refine the dosages for children.
Published: 7 July 2014
Researchers are embarking on an ambitious four-year project to explore some of the deepest, coldest and hottest places on the planet. The aim is to collect and screen samples of mud and sediment from huge, previously untapped, oceanic trenches, more than 8,000 metres deep.
Published: 1 July 2014
During or just after birth many babies suffer from an inadequate intake of oxygen. Known as birth asphyxia this dangerous condition occurs in approximately 10 per 1,000 live births and is responsible for 23% of the 4 million newborn deaths worldwide each year.
Published: 19 June 2014
Published: 6 June 2014